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Safeway Canada Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, lots of small pay raises (in 8 reviews)

  • easy working, mostly good co-workers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No real benefits for part-time workers (in 9 reviews)

  • No benefits for entry level workers (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (25)

    "customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Houston, TX

    I worked at Safeway Canada (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of different locations to work at college tution rembiursemebt for certain classes. Good co workers for the most part, Employee discount at times

    Cons

    There should be a lot more positive feedback instead of negative so much. Employee uniforms are pretty non flattering lot of micro managing

    Advice to Management

    Please consider not talking down to lower level employees and be more respectful of peoples feelings and circumstances. Treatment of employees need to be better


  2. "CASHIER"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    GREAT BENEFITS..NOTHING ELSE TO SAY

    Cons

    LOUSY PEOPLE TO WORK WITH VERY EGOTISTICAL, not friendly, very indifferent, snobs, low life's...... management does not say one word to you after 6 months of being there....... when it changed from Albertsons to safeway it was awful. the computer system was not compatible with the software applications and visa versa, customers were complaining, after over 2.2 years of working there I quit...... could not take the incompentance of the management and computer programing, software etc..... very bad customer service after the new safeway registers were in effect............ people arguing and complaining constantly... after 11 years a guy who was working there said it was quitting time after the new registers were installed on self check out because he could not take people complaining each second... it was awful.... bad choice of replacing the registers, etc....... NEVER KNOW THE HOURS AND DAYS YOU WILL WORK CHANGES ALL THE TIME. CALL YOU ON YOUR DAYS OFF AND EXPECTS YOU TO WORK.

    Advice to Management

    SAY HELLO TO YOUR EMPLOYEES MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE A SEMI HUMAN BEING... UNREAL.......... THEY HIRE LOW LIFE'S NOT A GOOD PLACE TO GET A JOB...... GIVE THEM A ZERO OUT OF A FIVE....

  3. "not a great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Promotional Specialist in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Safeway Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn to deal with bad management

    Cons

    zero training on inner software systems, bad management


  4. "Night Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting experince, no interaction with people

    Cons

    Work night shifts, bad sleeping cycles


  5. "I worked for them as a order selector in the warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you are just talking to the talk man everyday throughout your shift,

    Cons

    management push workers to their limit
    management follow and spy on workers whether they are working or no
    talking is prohibited


  6. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Safeway Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The flexible schedule is nice, especially if like me you are a student and need to be able to work the schedule around classes.

    Cons

    This place is okay to work for in the short term. i would not recommend making working here a permanent career choice as there is little to no room for advancement.


  7. "Barrista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management in the company

    Cons

    Not enough shifts at that time

  8. "Inventory"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway Canada full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Safeway is a company that values dedication and commitment. If you are a team player you can have a good career.

    Cons

    Management team often lacks experience and knowledge to supervise a functional efficient team. Communication between employees and middle management is minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Have conversations with people who are doing the job and really listen


  9. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time

    Pros

    convenient location, good at giving requested time off

    Cons

    low wages, not enough employees on the floor, have to do more than one job

    Advice to Management

    hire more people and have them on the floor


  10. "I learned alot."

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    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Part Time Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Safeway Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Union Member. Advantage of knowing info for promotions. Friendly customers.

    Cons

    High Expectations for minimal wage. Cant get second job with Safeway/Sobeys. Prioritizing money revenue. More urban area.

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentive for employees to continue to be loyal. Don't prioritize revenue over employees.


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